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    Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

    Nuon Solar TeamWith 882 km we officially set the 12 hrs world record for solar racing. We dare all other @WorldSolarChlg contesters to #BeatTheDutch882km (548m) in 24 hours. First, the naysayers will laugh and say – ‘Ha! 22mph over 24 hours.’ And I’ll agree. But then I’ll respond and say I only drive 20-50 miles per 24 hours, on average. Of course, these are super specialized cars with minimal weight – so they can’t really take a family of four shopping…but maybe a large, flat vehicle like this can deliver packages via a track? Entrepreneurial minds will see the use. Congrats Nuon! Main image of vehicle.

    Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotors enable 50-megawatt wind turbines that may reduce off-shore energy costs by 50% – 50MW, 1/3 of a mile tall, 200M long blades and it flexes in the wind. That is immense.



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